UK Transport

It's Time for New Guidance on Sleep Apnoea

Meg Munn | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Current estimates suggests that OSAS is prevalent in over 15% of HGV drivers and in 2013 alone there were 1,713 fatal road traffic accidents. The large vehicles on our roads recorded more of these fatalities than any other vehicle type. OSAS remains a huge problem, but it is not one without a solution, and a 4 week one at that.

All Aboard The Public Sector

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics

A public sector operator will be running trains as soon as possible under a Labour government, with the current franchising system set to be scrapped,...

I Do Not Want a Special Service Just Because I Am 'Disabled'

Simon Stevens | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

It is important to understand inclusion in terms of services to understand it should be the goal of service providers to make their services as inclusive as possible, and this involves examining their policies and procedures with a fine comb.

These Are The 7 Most Intelligent Cities In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A list of the seven most intelligent cities in the world has been revealed - and its (previously unsung) winners come as a pleasant surprise. The I...

UK Transport Providers: Is This the Final Strike?

Sophia Parsons | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

Of the 2,000 people asked, only 15% believe UK transport providers, meaning buses, trains, tubes and taxis, do a decent job; anyone who's been on the Northern Line pre-9am will vouch alongside the 45% of folk who complain overcrowding is a serious problem with public transport during winter.

Eurostar Passengers Faced More Delays As Queues Build Up

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

Eurotunnel services have resumed but customers are told to expect delays following the lorry fire which left thousands of passengers stranded on eithe...

Would You Support a Mayor's Strike Busting Transport Reserve?

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

TfL already does something similar to a reserve, staffing its tube stations using 'ambassadors' when strikes are on. But why not go one step further and use ordinary Londoners to help TFL run its services during disputes?

If You Travel By Bus In London, You Better Read This...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

London bus passengers face an awful commute on Tuesday as thousands of drivers walk out over a pay dispute. Up to 27,000 drivers who belong to the ...

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

Massive Delays As Rail Fares Rise AGAIN

PA | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Rail fare rises today have been accompanied by all-too-familiar failings on tracks and trains. As season ticket-holders came to terms with increase...

Labour's Bus Plans Are Economic Fantasy and Would Damage Vital Community Services

Martin Griffiths | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Griffiths

Less than six months from a finely balanced UK election, it's no surprise public transport and buses are under attack from politicians looking for a headline and some votes. But Shadow Transport Secretary Michael Dugher does everyone a disservice by failing to understand buses and pushing policies that will damage Britain's bus networks.

Like With the Rip-off Energy Firms, Labour Is Determined to Take on the Bus Barons

Michael Dugher | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

The way local bus services are provided is not fit for purpose. Labour will stand up for passengers by changing the way things work to hand all English regions London-style powers over local bus services. This will ensure communities get the local bus services they need and deserve.

Funding Crossrail 2 Requires Fresh Thinking and Bold Ideas, Not Another Hit on London's Businesses

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Our message to the Government is clear: extending the BRS in its current form will put the future of London BIDs and the success of its high street policy initiatives at risk. Whether this means offsetting it against BID levies or ensuring that landlords are on a more even footing, the BRS needs to be adapted to ensure that the short-to-medium term occupiers are not the ones that are penalised.

Labour Declares an End to a War That Only Ever Existed in the Heads of Spin Doctors

Caroline Russell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

Michael Dugher MP has announced that he has decided to "stop demonising motorists and start championing them", going on to say that governments have seen motorists as a "cash cow" and have been creaming cash off them with fuel taxes and penalties". The reality is of course very far from this.

Dear Men Who Sprawl Over Public Transport, Your Days Are Numbered...

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For as long as anyone can remember, man spreaders have dominated public transport. Sitting with their legs wide open and sprawling over multiple s...

New Roads Are Not the Way Forward

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today's announcement on new road building from the Prime Minister is further confirmation that this government is driving us into an economic, social and environmental cul-de-sac.

30 years of Independent Living

Simon Stevens | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

On Thursday, Spectrum CIL (previously Southampton Centre for Independent Living) will celebrate its 30th anniversary, and I am delighted to be one of the guest speakers. This has given me an opportunity to ponder the achievements within independent living over the last 30 years.

The Little Things That Help Disabled People

Simon Stevens | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The first and probably greatest skill disabled people have to quickly learn is problem solving. Since disabled people often live in a world that is unprepared for their specific needs, on a day to day basis they encounter barriers that require them to be creative and bend the rules on how things were intended to be used.

Government's Stitch-Up Makes a Mockery of the Entire HS2 Project

Rob Flello | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

If we are going to go ahead with spending tens of billions on High Speed Two then at the very least we need to be sure that we are getting the best value for money and ensuring that the maximum benefit is felt, both for the economy and for the people in cities such as Stoke-on-Trent. The proposals as they stand fail to meet any of these criteria and this should be to the utter shame of all those involved.

Invest in Cycling; Invest in Education, Health and Prosperity

Adam Stones | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Adam Stones

With seven months until the general election, the issue of cycling seems to be one of the most obvious 'off the peg' crowd pleasers, as well an astute spend of finite finances

Women-Only Carriages Won't Stop Perverts With Wandering Hands

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

As women-only carriages spread through public transport systems in Brazil, Thailand, India and Japan... it looks like the preventative, victim-blaming measure may be heading to the UK. According to transport minister Claire Perry MP, focusing energies on removing the victim from the situation rather than addressing the offender is the way to go when tackling sexual assault.

Chaotic Government Funding Fails to Fix Pothole Epidemic

Richard Burden | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Changes to the Agency overseeing 2% of our road network (our motorways and "A Roads") will not fix the potholes that undermine road safety and blight everyday journeys for car drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and HGVs too...

Why No Solution to Oyster-Contactless 'Card Clash' on London's Tube and Buses?

Asa Cusack | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Asa Cusack

For most people the real issue is having to take out their Oyster various times a day instead of just pressing their wallet or purse against the reader. A trivial complaint? Perhaps, but with about 19 million Oyster journeys a day, that adds up to a lot of needless frustration. So why haven't TfL come up with a solution?

Does London Need More Roads, or More Public Transport?

Darren Johnson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

Shouldn't we be sorting out London's traffic by expanding the bus network, building more cycle lanes and financing it from a pay as you go driving scheme? I'm no expert, but it makes much more sense than what I'm hearing from people who want new roads and more pollution...

How Rail Companies Could Avoid Increasing Train Fares

Henry Stewart | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK
Henry Stewart

If standard class carriages generate 61% more income, then it would seem to be a simple financial decision to start converting first class carriages on their own initiative? This does depend on more demand being created for standard class.